Joachim Neander: Lobe den Herren - Praise to the Lord
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Joachim Neander; trans. Catherine Winkworth)
Praise to the Lord the Almighty... (Lobe den Herren, Joachim Neander)
Joachim Neander (Neumann) was a German Reformed (Calvinist) Church teacher, theologian and hymn writer whose most famous hymn, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation has been described by John Julian in his A Dictionary of Hymnology "a magnificent hymn of praise to God, perhaps the finest creation of its author, and of the first rank in its class." Due to its popularity it was translated several times into English - Catherine Winkworth being one of the translators in the 19th century -, and the hymn has appeared in most major hymnals.